CFL Plant Light Made
from a Breadpan
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This do-it-yourself compact fluorescent fixture
was made from an aluminium bread pan and
hardware store parts.
9x5" aluminium bread pan
Lamp threaded shaft and brass fitting
Ceramic bulb socket
Electric twist caps
Rubber grommets - for power cord hole
6' extension cord
GE brand "Daylight" 6500k compact fluorescent
Metallic and black spraypaints (not shown)
A 2x4 was used to support the pan sides during
the drilling process.
The hole shown will be the mounting point for the
bulb socket. A drill bit designed for metal was
used. Traditional wood drill bits might cut, but
won't make a clean hole.
Five cooling vent holes are drilled across the
length of the pan.
Additional holes for power cord and electrical
switch are drilled on the right.
The five holes in a row are to vent heat. The
group of two holes are for the power cord and
switch. The single hole on the end will be used
to mount the ceremic light socket.
Fast drying flat black paint was used for the
exterior of the light fixture.
Highly reflective chrome enamel paint was used
on the intererior.
Disclaimer: Exercising reasonable safety precautions
when performing the steps described in this article
are the responsibility of the individuals building the
background. Dramaticaquascapes.com is not
responsible for personal injury or property damage as
a result of following steps outlined in this article.
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